Dr  Gordon  McKiernan


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Gordon J. McKiernan graduated with a first-class BSc(Hons) degree from the University of Glasgow in 2000 and returned there to undertake an EPSRC funded postgraduate position.  He completed his Ph.D. studies on the application of novel titanium-alkylidene complexes for the diversity-based solid-phase synthesis of aromatic heterocycles under the supervision of Dr Richard Hartley in 2003.  After a period of postdoctoral research with Prof. Amy Howell at the University of Connecticut in the US, Gordon was a postdoc in the Nelson group between 2005 and 2006.

Gordon’s research focused on developing new and innovative solid-phase methodology for the generation of diverse libraries of natural product-like molecules.  Gordon moved to a position with NPIL Pharma.

Publications with Professor Nelson:

69 Chris  Cordier , Stuart  Leach , Gordon  McKiernan , Daniel  Morton , Adam  Nelson and Stuart  Warriner , "A fluorous-tagged linker from which small molecules are released by ring-closing metathesis", J. Org. Chem. 2008, 73, 2752-2759
Keywords: "Diversity-oriented synthesis"

Research areas

Diversity-oriented synthesis

Stereochemically diverse libraries